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Arizona's Best

El Chorro Lodge

Historical hot spot known for its famous sticky buns

Generations of Arizonans have visited El Chorro for its famous sticky buns, seasonal cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and stunning views of Camelback Mountain. It was originally built as the Judson School for Girls, but was purchased shortly thereafter and converted to a restaurant and lodge. Over the years, it was a hotspot for celebrities like Clark Gable and Milton Berle, later becoming a favorite of Arizona families and local celebrities. Up until 1990, the restaurant closed in the warmer months, when patio dining was less desirable. El Chorro’s indoor-outdoor dining spaces were renovated in 2009, while still a maintaining the original building. A revitalized menu features the highest quality sustainable, locally-grown, all natural ingredients, including produce and herbs from the El Chorro garden. The bar features seasonal cocktails and an expansive wine list, while the brunch and dinner menus offer classic dishes like shrimp cocktail and classic beef stroganoff, alongside fresh new creations. And of course, the signature sticky buns. El Chorro serves dinner daily starting at 5 p.m., with happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m.; Sunday brunch is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • The iconic eatery was built in 1934
  • Proud to offer full gluten-free brunch and dinner menus
  • Stop in for happy hour food and drink specials, available from 4 to 6 p., Monday through Saturday

ELCHORRO.COM, @ELCHORRO, 5550 E. LINCOLN DR., 480.948.5170

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